PositiveID (PSID) Comments on Department of Homeland Security's Revised Procurement Strategy for BioWatch Generation 3, Phase II
Published: Sep 25, 2012
DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Sept. 24, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PositiveID Corporation ("PositiveID" or "Company") (OTCBB:PSID), an emerging growth company and developer of airborne bio-threat detection systems for America's homeland defense industry as well as advanced technologies for diabetes management and rapid medical testing, today provided an update to its stockholders on its pursuit of BioWatch Generation 3, Phase II. Two weeks ago, the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") revised its procurement strategy for BioWatch Generation 3, Phase II, which now will consist of a two-stage procurement which includes two to three years of testing estimated at $89 million. A draft request for proposal ("RFP") on this effort is scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of calendar 2012. PositiveID's patented M-BAND biodetector was developed under a competitive award from the DHS Science & Technology Directorate ("S&T").